Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tip Toe through the Tulips

Hi there,
Welcome to the new Sparkle N Sprinkle April Reveal Sets. Since it is the fifth of the month, I am up first with the new sets. Remember to leave a comment here on my blog and another over on the SNS blog to be eligible for the $20 gift certificate to the Shoppe! Today I would like to share what I did with the Tulip Square Set 894.

To begin with I placed the Tulip stamp in the Stamp Platform and wiped the black cardstock with the Anti-Static bag before stamping the image with Nuvo Clear Mark ink. Using the Anti-Static bag is especially important when using black cardstock and heat setting with white detail embossing powder.

Next I stamped the sentiment with the Clear Mark ink on white cardstock and this time I heat embossed with Raspberry Tart. I cut out the sentiment using the Sizzix Dotted Square with the Tangerine Machine.

I went on to color the Tulip Square with embellishment Mousses, Pink Flambe for the flowers and Spring Green for the leaves and stems and a little Cornflower Blue was added in places too. The mousse was applied using the Nuvo Water Brush. It gives a lovely chalky appearance and the white embossing powder resists the mousse.

Next using the Tangerine again, I cut out the stem from Tonic die Woodland Aster from black cardstock.

The Spring Green mousse was applied to the stem with a Jumbo Dauber.

I stamped the single flower from the Tulip Square set three times on black cardstock in Nuvo Clear Mark and then heat embossed with the Raspberry Tart. These were then fussy cut using the 5" Mini Scissors from Tonic.

I ended up adding some of the Pink Flambe mousse to those flowers too, before I put the card together. The stem was stuck down the left side with Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Tape behind the flowers. The front panel was then layered to bright pink cardstock before a black card base.

The sentiment was edged with RV04 Copic marker before being attached to the middle of the Tulip Square with an Action Wobble and that finished my card for the day. I liked the way the dotted square die coordinated with the dots in the image.

Below you will find all the products I used to create this card, most of which can be found in the Sparkle N Sprinkle store.
SNS is trying something new instead of our regular Blog Hop. In order to be eligible to pick up a $20 gift certificate to the SNS Shoppe, you need to leave a comment here on my personal blog  and then head over and comment on the SNS Blog as well. You have to comment in both places to be eligible. The winner of the certificate will be announced at the end of the month.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges with my card today:
Crafty Creations Challenge #363: Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - April Edition: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #162: Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #87: Anything goes using a die that SL sells
Craft Stamper - April Challenge: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #3: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog #24: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed what I had to share.


  1. Wow..the bold Color combo with black look stunning ! I have never tried coloured embossing powder,should try !

  2. Beautiful card Shona! I love your design and the black pink are just perfect to showcase your pretty tulips. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapy Land!

  3. This is gorgeous! I wouldn't have thought to use the embellishment mousse to color. Love how it turned out.

  4. A gorgeous Spring design with the wonderful tulips. I love this beautiful card.

  5. That is absolutely gorgeous. Great work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  6. Shona, what a beautiful stamp set. Great card design and I love your coloring on the black CS.

  7. Whoa! What a great use of the mousses, Shona! You’re a genius! Love the striking contrast of the luminous paints against the black cardstock. Thanks for sharing your lovely tutorial! Wonderful card! Hugs, de

  8. Beautiful and creative Shona, you always have the best techniques!!

  9. I LOVE the combination of pink and black, your card is so beautiful. Your tutorials are the one of the best, so good even I could do this, nah! but I could have a go with your help here.
    Thank you

  10. Lovely project, thank you for joining us at Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog
    Carla DT

  11. Bom tarde!
    Nada acontece por acaso, navegando encontrei seu blog e amei!
    Estou seguindo e com certeza voltarei mais vezes.
    Lhe convido a conhecer os meus, deixarei os links, será um prazer lhe ver seguindo.
    Que o Anjo do Amor preencha teu coração! Que o Anjo da Luz te ilumine espalhando luzes para todos que cruzarem teu caminho.
    da amiga Lourdes Duarte

  12. WOW! This is so pretty! Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge with this beauty.
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  13. Gorgeous technique and these tulips really pop - thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  14. So very pretty, love the colours..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  15. Gorgeous work love the technique Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  16. Lovely card!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT (My blog)


  17. Nice project!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ewa DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  18. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  19. Oh my - a vision!!! Absolutely striking card and I had to smile as we met Tiny Tim one day playing at a karaoke bar singing tiny tulips! Your work as always is breathtaking !

  20. These squares are just stunning. I love the white that is colored over, (is this called white wash technique?) and using the squares in the 'quilt like' pattern really shows off the stamp design so nicely. Hadn't thought of using the mousse in this way, but it really gave a pretty effect. Love the side border treatment as you've done it, and that's some fantastic fussy cutting on the tulips! Great way to show off this new reveal. WTGo! TFS & Happy Sunday.

  21. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for joining us at
    Berni DT

  22. Wow this is so pretty!! LOVE THE COLORS SO BOLD AND BRIGHT!!!! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge DT An'Jenic

  23. Shona, your card is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! The colors are amazing!! I love your tutorial!! The design is so gorgeous!! I love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!